Oceaneering Helps Historic Sub Recovery

Oceaneering International is providing support services in the recovery of H.L. Hunley — a Civil War submarine that sank in the Atlantic — off the coast of Charleston, S.C. Oceaneering is under contract to Friends of the Hunley, which is providing overall project management. The company will engineer the vessel's recovery system and procedure; procure the recovery system; and provide divers to assist archeologists with excavation on the bottom and accomplish the dig-out, rigging and recovery.

The company is also supporting the U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage (SUPSALV) and Navy divers in the retrieval of ironclad Monitor's engine. This vessel perished in heavy seas 16 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C. in 1862. Oceaneering's role in this project is to provide the lift vessel and equipment to stabilize and support the hull. The company is also designing, procuring and rigging the bridge frame to be installed over Monitor and used by Navy divers to recover the engine.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 29,  Aug 2000

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